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Piano Refinishing Horror Story
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All You Refinishers, I'm working on a horror story, a mini Kohler & Campbell (58 notes). It was stored in a leaky boiler room for about 15 years. (I think the only think holding it together is the plate.) Anyhow, when I finished stripping it, I found a lot of loose veneer and severe damage to virtually every edge. The piano will be finished in black satin (hand rubbed).

Since I am considering doing something I've never considered, I thought I should ask: What sort of problems might I have if I remove the veneer from places like the key blocks, kick board (piece between the two toes), key slip and fall board?

Before you answer, the customer has expressed a desire to have me install moldings around the edges (where possible) to (a) cover the extremely damaged edges and (b) avoid the expense of veneer repairs. So before a final decision is made, I thought I would draw on some of you and your many years of experience to find out if simply removing the veneer is like opening a can of very smelly worms. Thanks in advance for your input.


John A. Tuttle

(Message sent Thu 30 Jan 1997, 22:42:30 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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